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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,553Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$398K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 94 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

224 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

15% of this provider’s 201 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Antibiotics

31% of this provider’s 224 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 224 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$438K

2014

$531K

2015

$398K

2016

Number of Claims

6,265

2014

7,376

2015

7,553

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
WARFARIN SODIUM 469

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

1 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 365

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

56

patients, 25% of all patients

2 4
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

3 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

6 97
METFORMIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

7 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

8 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

9 1
MIRTAZAPINE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
GABAPENTIN 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
SIMVASTATIN 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

13 5
LATANOPROST 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

14 47
LEVETIRACETAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

15 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

15 26
FUROSEMIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

17 3
OMEPRAZOLE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

18 7
HYDRALAZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

19 37
LACTULOSE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

20 44
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 O 21 68
FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

22 34
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 23 96
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

23 72
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

25 186
HALOPERIDOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 112
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 27 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 28 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

28 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

P 28 23
VALPROIC ACID* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 31 140
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 32 130
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 33 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

34 9
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

35 22
LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

36 65
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 37 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

37 19
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on March 16, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.